Ibba Girls' School was set up in 2014 to provide education for some of the most marginalised people in the world.
Rejoice could not read or write when she joined the school in 2014. Five years later, she was awarded the highest marks in the state in her end-of-primary school. Unlike 95% of girls in South Sudan, she stayed on for secondary school. Now head girl, she has taught her family to read and write and volunteers in the community to raise awareness of how the new coronavirus is spread, helping people to improve hygiene and health.
South Sudan is emerging from decades of violence and exclusion and has the world's highest rates of illiteracy and maternal mortality. Fewer than 1% of girls complete their education. You can help to change that. By supporting Friends of Ibba Girls' School you are equipping and empowering young women for a life of work and leadership, so that they, like you, can be part of the change.
On behalf of Rejoice and all the students at Ibba Girls' School, thank you for your support.